I Can Has Tribble?

27-Mar-08 1:40 PM by
Filed under Humor, Star Trek; 3 comments.

I can't help it: I love LOLcats. I hang onto the I Can Has Cheezburger? RSS feed for morsels of happiness in an otherwise bleak work day. Certainly some fans have taken the meme too far, such as translating the Bible into lolspeak — not that it's irreverant, but more that it's an incongruous pairing. And creating a lolcode programming language is just too esoteric.

But I didn't realize the opportunity for an effective extended work of lolspeak until today, as I was perusing the guest list for the upcoming ROFLCon. Finally, here is a match made in heaven: two of my favorite pursuits combined to form… LOLTrek.


Alas, only one episode of TOS has been adapted to this pidgin tongue, and it doesn't take long to scroll through its 60 frames. But a variety of inside jokes and consistent internal humor makes it a fun treat. Enjoy!

3 Responses to “I Can Has Tribble?”

  1. peterw adds:

    Definitely LOL!

    My personal favorite:
    Spock: This tribble is dead.
    Bones: Hey that my line!

    And as a programmer LOLCODE is hysterical as well! Although it's a bit scary to realize it's more readable than some real languages I've seen!

  2. Ken Gagne adds:

    Peter, the fact that Spock remains immune not only to tribbles but also to lolspeak makes a great straight man for McCoy's pout. :-)

    There's a lot of other great lines in this parody. "MAIN SCREEN TURN ON" is a reference to "All Your Base Are Belong To Us", while "I TRADE WHEAT FOR SHEEP" alludes to the board game Settlers of Catan.

    And I love that final frame with the surprise cameo. *8^)

  3. Ken Gagne adds:

    See also: Star Trek: The Facebook Voyages.